Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

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Discover centuries of Swiss heritage on this 2-hour walking tour of historical Zurich. With your guide, stroll along the bustling Bahnhofstrasse, and take in top attractions such as Fraumünster and Grossmünster. Admire the largest clock face in Europe at St Peter Church and enjoy panoramic views over the Limmat River from Lindenhof, a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. Learn of Zurichs 16th-century silk industry in Schipfe and explore the winding alleys of Niederdorf in the Old Town.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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Choose between a morning, afternoon or evening tour, then meet your guide in front of the tourist office at Zurich's main railway station before setting off on foot. Founded by the Romans in the 1st century, Zurich is today widely considered the cultural capital of Switzerland. Despite its forward-thinking attitude the citys rich history is evident, with many buildings holding ancient secrets from its dim and distant past.

First, follow your guide to the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurichs main shopping boulevard. Home to fashion boutiques, art galleries and stylish cafs, Bahnhofstrasse is a thriving hub in the heart of the city. Admire the Alfred Escher statue and listen as your guide details the life of this famous pioneer and politician.

Head up to Lindenhof, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling city. Listen as your guide points out sites such as Grossmnster Church, ETH University (where Albert Einstein used to study), City Hall and the Limmat River, then descend the hill into Schipfe.

Learn more about Schipfe, one of Zurich's oldest quarters, and stop at St Peter Church, the oldest parish church in Zurich, which boasts the largest clock face in Europe. Admire the churchs 9th-century foundation walls and gain insight into the local luminaries laid to rest within, including the citys first mayor, Rudolf Brun.

Continue to the churches of Fraumnster and Grossmnster, two famous local landmarks in the Old Town. Marvel at the grand faade and twin towers of the Grossmnster church, and then take a stroll along Niederdorf, a pretty promenade with quaint boutiques and cafes tucked away down winding alleys.

Your tour concludes after two hours exploring Zurichs streets and landmarks.

Inclusions for Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

  • Guide

Exclusions for Zurich Old Town Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This is a great tour, you get to briefly see all the main attractions, so you'll find out the best places to visit on the following days. I highly recommend you do this when you first arrive, because you'll get a very good idea of the city of Zurich, which is truly beautiful! You are also given a lot of information on the history and the various aspects of the city. Our guide Rose was very nice and friendly and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable!!

  • The guide we had walked very fast, and I felt sorry for the less fit and elderly people on the tour. As the tour was in two languages, there is a lot of wasted time.

  • The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I saw more of the city than I would have on my own and the history lesson was very interesting and informative. Two hours well spent getting to see the highlights of Zurich.

  • We only had a short amount of time in Zurich and this tour was perfect, recommended as a great way to see the old parts of the city.

  • Sabine was excellent. We had a group of mostly English speakers with one German couple so she used walking time to tell them what they were about to see and mostly gave the on-sight lecture in English. She took extra time at the end to finish things up and was very helpful. This was an excellent tour well presented.

  • Good tour and knowledgable guide. Great intro to Zurich and get to see all the highlights of the old town. Only drawback was the guide had both English and German speaking customers so she had to cover everything twice which took a little longer. Well worth doing the walk

  • This was a small group that left from the Zurich train station. It was a perfect introduction to the city's old town. It lasted about two hours and helped us know where to go. The guide was smart and knowledgable. This is a tour that is worth your time, and Zurich's old town is gorgeous.

  • A good experience of the Old Town of Zurich with the insight and input of our tour Guide Ity. Recommend no to take the afternoon tour as the sun is blazing down and to walk of 2 hours in the hot sun, you really get tiered after that. Our Guide Ity had real good knowledge of the city during he explanations.

  • This was an amazing tour! Barbara was very informative, helpful and full of life. I would highly recommend this this tour to anyone exploring Zurich!

  • Learned a lot, but the tour guide spoke fast and I couldn't really understand a lot of what she said because of her accent unfortunately. She also walked a little too fast for a regular tour pace. Besides that everything was great! She was very sweet

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